SULEIMAN WINS SCHOLARSHIPWhile all Year 11 Woodside students are preparing for their final examinations, each of them have one eye on the next step they will take. The vast majority elect to enroll in a college to continue their education locally, but one student has chosen a different path.
Suleiman Roble has applied and been accepted on a scholarship to the United World College of the Atlantic. Based in an 800 castle in south Wales, the college is one of a group of international schools for 16-19 year olds that seeks to promote international understanding. Students of nearly 90 nationalities engage with issues of the day and experience physical and academic challenge. They study in the castle, swim in the sea and take part in service within the local community.'The selection process was intense,' reported Suleiman. 'The castle is quite daunting at first, but once I started the activities with the other student applicants, I began to relax'. Suleiman will be studying the rigorous International Baccalaureate curriculum,making friends with students from all over the world and learning how to resolve conflict, including those that arise from sharing a room with three other students! Students also become part of the International UWC community, something that will stay with them for the rest of their life. All of Woodside wish Suleiman well on this new adventure.